A new view of pain as a homeostatic emotion

@article{Craig2003ANV,
  title={A new view of pain as a homeostatic emotion},
  author={A. D. Craig},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={26},
  pages={303-307}
}
  • A. Craig
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Trends in Neurosciences

Nociception and autonomic nervous system

The aim of this review is to focus on pain perception, mainly on pain matrix structures’ connections with the autonomic nervous system.

Nociception and autonomic nervous system

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Psychophysics of CNS Pain-Related Activity: Binary and Analog Channels and Memory Encoding

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A common neurobiology for pain and pleasure

Understanding the mutually inhibitory effects that pain and reward processing have on each other, and the neural mechanisms that underpin such modulation, is important for alleviating unnecessary suffering and improving well-being.

The Somatosensory System

Functional, anatomical and imaging data suggest that pain impulses are conveyed by specific ­sensory channels that ascend in a central homeostatic afferent pathway (Craig 2003a, b).

Pain-autonomic interactions

This review will focus on some central pain-autonomic interactions potentially relevant for the pathophysiology of primary headache.

Pain Perception Within Consciousness

The central pain control processes arising from interactions among the cognitive-evaluative, motivational-affective, and sensory-discriminative systems characterize the pain response, being also influenced by both noxious input and cognitive self-regulation.

The Human Pain System: Experimental and Clinical Perspectives

Functional implications of spinal and forebrain procedures for the treatment of chronic pain Index are summarized.

Behavioral therapy: emotion and pain, a common anatomical background

Nonpharmacological therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga, biofeedback, and meditation, that are often used for enhancing emotional regulation, are increasingly being turned to for augmenting management of migraine and pain.
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